Trick or treat? Complaints over Halloween decorations

Is it too scary? The Halloween display in Stevenage, Hertfordshire Photo:

It's a bit early for Halloween decorations but one man from Stevenage is already having to think about taking his down after a visit from the police.

Every year James Creighton puts up a spooky display outside his home in aid of charity but this year's is so gruesome, apparently, that there have been complaints.

Complaints have been made about this Halloween display in Stevenage Credit: ITV News Anglia
Complaints have been made about this Halloween display in Stevenage Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mr Creighton creates a display to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This year though he got an unexpected visit from the police after a complaint that some of his decorations were too scary for children.

Hertfordshire Police have been called in after complaints about this Halloween display Credit: ITV News Anglia
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Hertfordshire Police has said it doesn't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of Halloween but it has a responsibility to respond to complaints from the public.

The force says it will always try to work with those involved to find a resolution that suits everyone without having to resort t legal action.

Is this too gruesome for public display? Police have been called in to investigate. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Halloween display in Stevenage Credit: ITV News Anglia